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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 21, 2020 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: June 68 1/4 Alarm Clock, Doors, Grassroots, Who, Butterfly

JUNE 68 1/4

STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK - album - WAKE UP…IT’S TOMORROW
“Don't worry about dying
You were meant not to live
For the girl you once loved and hurt
Is floating undone
Her real name is Sunick
My goddess of infinite love
Thus, I mutated your ears to do not a thing
But slowly torture you with the world's sounds
Being nothing but percussion”
This band struggled not to be type cast as top 40 band ,after their hit “Incense and Peppermints” . With their second album they really did work at making a serious psychedelic album . This is no masterpiece, but I was surprised at how good it was… and how weird it sometimes is . The lyric I quoted , are a disembodied voice (God?) about a minutet and a half in . Most of of it is agreeable psycedellic-pop . They worked hard on this, and it flopped . The next record would be reined in by suits . To band, this deserved better .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIZ1YcxHcuw&;list=OLAK5uy_nuuGc_7JDHBmIM4921-jeHYopQ8TrpMDE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxRxtRmlIEY&;list=OLAK5uy_nuuGc_7JDHBmIM4921-jeHYopQ8TrpMDE&index=3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HwVNSAUNZg&;list=OLAK5uy_nuuGc_7JDHBmIM4921-jeHYopQ8TrpMDE&index=6

THE DOORS - HELLO, I LOVE YOU
Back in 1965 , while Jim Morrison was living in Venice, he saw this very attractive “dusky jewel” walking by , and thus the inspiration for the song . While the band was trying to come up with their third album, that would be “Waiting For The Sun”, Morrison was starting to really drink heavily, and things were not going smoothly . Having a hard time with new material, so they dipped back in this song he wrote three years before . It became a huge #1 hit .
The was a plagiarism issue, with its resemblance to the Kinks “All Day and All Of The Night” , There was apparently an out of court settlement . Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger claims is influenced by Cream’s “Sunshine of your Love” .
Also of note, it was one of the first singles released in stereo, along with the Rascals “Beautiful Morning” . Interestingly, the promo singles sent to the radio stations had dedicated mono mix . The flip side was one of their slightest songs ever “Love Street”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY0xkq8J59c

THE GRASSROOTS - MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS
The first of their hits to use the horns (they were worried about this) . #5 hit . And guess who the backing band was .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvBZuLH1ttI

THE WHO - DOGS /CALL ME LIGHTING - June14
A strange one, that Peter Townshend had meant as a tribute to his friend Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces, and it sounds like some of their more whimsical songs . Roger Daltrey said “that the song was Pete Townshend's "tribute to Ronnie Lane" and that "it’d have been better if Pete had just given the song to Ronnie in the first place.” . I like it, but a song about greyhound dogs was not a hit .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeOF_jjRMng

IRON BUTTERFLY - album - IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA - June 14
“According to drummer Ron Bushy, organist-vocalist Doug Ingle wrote the song one evening while drinking an entire gallon of Red Mountain wine. When the inebriated Ingle then played the song for Bushy, who wrote down the lyrics for him, he was slurring his words so badly that what was supposed to be "in the Garden of Eden" was interpreted by Bushy as "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" wiki . Thus the origin of one the the most popular records of the time . There had been a couple of side long songs at that point, “Return of The Son of The Monster Magnet, on Mothers’ “Freak Out”, “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” on Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde”, “Revelation” on Love’s “Da Capo, but this was a best know to that point, and a “WOW” point for teenaged fans . For many, their first exposure to extended songs . “Man the drums solo !” .
One those classic riffs, that sounds a bit like the one in Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” (The Residents have some fun with this on their “Third Reich and Roll” album ), with that distorted guitar sound (love it ) . You would not confuse the guys with the big league groups, or virtuosos, there is a hint of the garage to them, but it shure seemed cool, and I still count it as a guilty pleasure .
On, and there were some other songs on the first side .
Here in a 17 minure lip synce !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVe-rZBcm4

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 21, 2020 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: June 68 1/4 Alarm Clock, Doors, Grassroots, Who, Butterfly

I don’t know much about Iron Butterfly but that whole solo sounds like a carbon copy of Clapton and White Room. Perhaps that was just the sound at that time.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 21, 2020 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: June 68 1/4 Alarm Clock, Doors, Grassroots, Who, Butterfly

Erik Brann, the guitarist was 17 when he recorded this . I suspect he was copying/learning as he went along .

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 22, 2020 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: June 68 1/4 Doors,

It seems like interest in the Doors has waned somewhat
but I still think Morrison having that Owsley Dancin' Bear connection
put him in a different universe than the rest of the Los Angles scene at the time.
IMHO-That DOORS movie with Val Kilmer
was NOT very good for the late Mr Mojo Rising's image
no matter how factual it may or may not have been.
Especially farting on his brother's head. (Don't put that in the movie)
But I enjoyed every album they put out until I got to Other Voices.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2020 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: June 68 1/4 Doors,

I agree, Chris--it has been trendy to diss the Doors since the early days, our boys included, but I think they were really something...

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 22, 2020 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: June 68 1/4 Doors,

Hey Tell

Unknown Soldier- The WAR is Over!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZPIlO7jLmw

"The Poet is the priest of the invisible"
Wallace Stevens

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Mar 22, 2020 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: June 68 1/4 Alarm Clock, Doors, Grassroots, Who, Butterfly

getting to summer time 68
Petey sings
"There was nothing in my life bigger than beer"
betting 25 on the dog "Oh the wife to find out..."
I like em all
I never knew about the Garden of Eden but, like a lot of things, it seems obvious once someone tells you